Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

  • Not Only a Father: Knowing the unknowable

    Apr 30, 13 • God as mother, Matthew, Numbers, PsalmsComments Off on Not Only a Father: Knowing the unknowable
    Not Only a Father: Knowing the unknowable

    The final podcast in a series written as guest posts for Sacraparental that express the key ideas of Not Only a Father briefly and simply. This one explores a few ways to experience God as motherly. Looks at Psalm 131 and Jesus teaching in Matthew 5 & 6 as well as Numbers 11. For more [&hellip...

  • But Jesus named God ‘our Father’!

    Apr 24, 13 • God as mother, Jesus, John, Luke, Mark, MatthewComments Off on But Jesus named God ‘our Father’!
    But Jesus named God ‘our Father’!

    What does it mean for Christian talk of God as motherly that Jesus called (even maybe named) God as -father-? Then we take a closer look at what Jesus meant when he talked about God as father. Finally I’ll think about what it means for this topic that Jesus was male. There is a lot [&hellip...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 4: Is it a Matthew thing?

    Casuistic and apodictic: part 4:  Is it a Matthew thing?

    It is about time I finished this casuistry thing (unless any of you know different), but first I think I should show that this approach to Scripture is not just a Matthew thing, but does indeed come from Jesus. We’ll look at a neat case from Mark ...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 3: Jesus reads more Scripture

    Casuistic and apodictic: part 3: Jesus reads more Scripture

    Here’s the third (I hope gripping) installment of this series on why the distinction between casuistic and apodictic matters beyond the form criticism of the legal corpora of the Pentateuch πŸ˜‰ Apart from that one (corpora) no new “long words” this time, and that one is NOT in the podcast πŸ˜‰ β€” with Gospel of [&hellip...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 2: The Jesus Key

    Casuistic and apodictic: part 2: The Jesus Key

    This is the video version of the second part of this three part series. (Part one, explained the difference between the two sorts of law.) Here I claim that the distinction helps us make sense of Jesus seemingly contradictory teaching about Old Testament law. I was a bit careless in narrating this one, note that [&hellip...

  • The Perspicuity of Scripture (i)

    The Perspicuity of Scripture (i)

    My tradition (the Baptist part of the Nonconformist or radical Reformation) has stressed the idea that Scripture is perspicuous, that the Bible is easy to understand, and that anyone can understand it – or at least grasp its essentials – without special training or equipment. Yet there are for sure some difficult passages. There are [&hellip...

  • Hannah’s Song: Opening Judges

    Sep 18, 12 • Jesus, JudgesComments Off on Hannah’s Song: Opening Judges
    Hannah’s Song: Opening Judges

    Following the Twisted Tales of the book of Judges (in the Hebrew Bible) comes Samuel. The opening of Samuel responds well to the questions posed by the horrid stories that ended Judges...

  • Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)

    Aug 21, 12 • Gender, Jesus, Luke, MatthewComments Off on Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)
    Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)

    Huffington Post article claiming the pais was the centurion’s sex partner produced a little flurry of posts and comment on the biblical blogs.Β Gavin at Otagosh in Jesus and the Centurion’s boy wrote: β€œI’m not sure the story actually has much value in terms of current debates on homosexuality.” Is that right?  ...

  • E100-69: John 20:1 – 21:25: The Resurrection

    Apr 24, 11 • E100, Jesus, JohnComments Off on E100-69: John 20:1 – 21:25: The Resurrection
    E100-69: John 20:1 – 21:25: The Resurrection

    In this podcast I’ll introduce the idea of the ending of John as a sphragis, and very briefly mention what that might mean for reading John’s gospel, but most of the time will be spent on the much less technical question of why I am convinced that Jesus rose from death and met with the [&hellip...

  • E100-68: John 19:1 – 19:42: The Crucifixion

    Apr 22, 11 • E100, Jesus, JohnComments Off on E100-68: John 19:1 – 19:42: The Crucifixion
    E100-68: John 19:1 – 19:42: The Crucifixion

    This chapter gives what it tells us is an eyewitness account of a Roman execution. Jesus, who has done no real wrong, except offend the religious leaders, and worry the politicians is subjested to the casual brutality of an imperial production-line death. Such a death, of an innocent man, is shocking. But Jesus was not [&hellip...